• Lighthouse exploration tours introduced

    Lighthouse exploration tours introduced

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:53 AM

    Tours exploring lighthouses along Vietnam’s coast have been recently introduced by the ixRoad Travel Company in cooperation with the Southern Vietnam Maritime Safety Corporation. In the first phase, from now to the end of the year, ixRoad will hold tours to eight lighthouses: Mui Dinh, Hon Chut, Hon Lon, Ganh Den, Mui Dien, Mui Ke Ga, Cu Lao Xanh, and Binh Hung. Tours are classified into seven levels. At level one, visitors will take a simply adventure trip while those at level seven will have to fight for survival, sleeping inside tents and using self-made toilets and equipment provided by the company instead of staying at a hotel. The company arranges trips for groups of up to 30, at around VND4.2 million ($185) per person.

  • HA GIANG PREPARES NEW ADVENTURE TOURS

    HA GIANG PREPARES NEW ADVENTURE TOURS

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:51 AM

    New adventure tours in the northern province of Ha Giang will begin soon to promote the provincial tourism sector, according to local authorities. Lung Khuy, a newly-discovered cave, Chieu Lau Thi Peak, the second-highest mountain in the province, at 2,142 metres above sea level, and the 800-metre deep and 1.8-km long Tu San Canyon are three attractive destinations to be presented to visitors. New tours will be offered, including climbing, kayaking through Minh Tan Waterfall, kayaking on the Nho Que River, walking down Ma Pi Leng Pass to Tu San Canyon, and paragliding over Dong Van Karst Plateau, which is a UNESCO Geopark Site, with steep hills, winding roads, and many ethnic minority groups.

  • FOREIGN WORKERS CAN APPLY FOR WORK PERMITS ONLINE

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:35 AM

    Foreign workers in Vietnam can now apply for work permits online, according to a circular issued recently by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA). An application must be lodged at least 20 days before the day the foreign worker begins employment. Their employer must provide all necessary information on the foreign worker to authorities and explain why he or she is required. Authorities must provide a response to the application via email within 12 days and must detail reasons for any rejection. The number of foreigners working in Vietnam has increased significantly over the last ten years, from some 12,600 in 2004 to more than 83,500 in 2015, according to MoLISA.

  • Sapa launches app to help tourists

    Sapa launches app to help tourists

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:52 AM

    Tourism authorities in the mountainous district of Sapa in the northern province of Lao Cai have launched a mobile app called Sapa Tourism, aimed at providing tourists with helpful information about Sapa and creating the conditions necessary for travel companies to promote their image among tourists. App users remain up-to-date on accommodation, restaurants, tourist attractions, the weather and means of transport. The app is available on Android or IOS in Vietnamese and English.

  • First river boat route begins in HCMC

    First river boat route begins in HCMC

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:48 AM

    The first public river boat route has gotten underway in HCMC, run by the Thuong Nhat Co. Ltd. The service is expected to ease pressure on the city’s road transport. Five 80-seat boats will be used on the route, which will take about half an hour compared to 45 minutes by road. Tickets are VND15,000 ($0.7). The 10.8-km Bach Dang - Linh Dong route starts at Bach Dang Wharf in District 1, passes through Sai Gon Pearl in Binh Thanh district, Binh An and Thao Dien in District 2, Tam Vu and Thanh Da in Binh Thanh district, and Binh Trieu, Hiep Binh Chanh and Linh Dong in Thu Duc district, making 12 stops en-route. Three more stops will be added later, in Thu Thiem in District 2, Tan Cang in Binh Thanh, and Truong Tho in Thu Duc. Thuong Nhat will begin a second route early next year, from Bach Dang to Lo Gom Port. The 10.3-km route will pass through Ben Nghe Canal and Tau Hu Canal before reaching the port in District 6.

  • Free walking tours offered

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:34 AM

    Until the end of this year, international visitors to Vietnam will be able to enjoy free walking tours in Hanoi, HCMC, Can Tho, Danang, Hoi An and Ha Long city thanks to a new non-profit initiative developed by the Vietravel Company, designed to create a free walking tour network and help visitors learn about Vietnam’s history, culture, people and cuisine. Tours will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, visiting famous local attractions, historical sites, markets, and street food, with local tour guides. Each tour lasts for two or three hours, depending on the specific destination. Tourists must buy tickets for sites where entry is not free. The free walking tours will be expanded to other localities such as Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Dalat, Vinh, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, and Phu Quoc Island.

  • Thanh Hoa launches waterfall eco-tourism area

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:51 AM

    A new eco-tourism complex at Cong Troi (Sky Gate) Waterfall in Xuan Quy and Hoa Quy communes in Nhu Xuan district, north-central Thanh Hoa province, has been opened to the public. Starting from the peak of Bu Mun Mountain, which is 1,000 metres above sea level, the waterfall flows down to a primary protected forest and divides into two smaller waterfalls, called Thanh Lam and Dong Quan, creating a magnificent landscape of large and small streams. The area also attracts visitors with its rich flora and fauna, including orchids, precious herbal medicine and wood, dozens of mammals and reptiles, and hundreds of birds and amphibians, including rare species such as leopard, bear, chamois, douc, black gibbon, and pheasant. The local food is also diversified, such as smoked buffalo, roasted chicken, grilled fish, snails, and vegetable soup.

  • Ben Tre opens tourist information centre

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:47 AM

    The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has opened a tourist information centre at 88/1, 30/4 Street, Ward 4 in the provincial capital of Ben Tre, aimed at promoting local tourism. The centre provides information on popular sites, tours, and products and services and receives comments, reviews, and suggestions from visitors. It also displays publications from the Ben Tre Tourism Promotion Information Centre and tour companies, as well as information and images on five other provinces in the Delta: Long An, Tien Giang, Dong Thap, Vinh Long and Tra Vinh. The centre is open seven days a week.

  • PHU QUOC FISH SAUCE RECOGNISED AS TRADITIONAL CRAFT

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:33 AM

    Phu Quoc fish sauce and the village making the specialty on Phu Quoc Island in the Mekong Delta’s Kien Giang province have been recently recognised as a traditional craft product and village. With over 200 years of development, Phu Quoc fish sauce is renowned for its delicious taste and high quality. Made from fresh anchovies, it was the first Vietnamese product to receive the EU Certificate of Protected Designation of Origin of Phu Quoc, in 2012. The village has become a popular tourist site on the island. There are dozens of fish sauce producers on the island, producing approximately 30 million litres annually and earning total annual revenue of VND600 billion ($26.4 million). The People’s Committee of Phu Quoc is planning a construction site for concentrated fish sauce production facilities, to ensure the sustainability of the traditional craft and to help improve and preserve quality.

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